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Avetik Grigoryan impressive in Bansko Open

The Armenian champion wins the tournament with 8 points from nine games

Armenian champion GM Avetik Grigoryan concluded the Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010 in style, by winning the final game with Black pieces and claiming a clear first place with an impressive 8 points from nine rounds. Confident and persistent, strong and concentrated in decisive moments, Grigoryan had the right approach to achieve this fantastic result.

The only player that could follow his pace was IM Tamir Nabaty of Israel. Nabaty shared the lead earlier, but drew the last round against the top-seeded Ivan Cheparinov and finished clear second with 7.5 points. He also won the fifth and final GM norm, and having already sporting the elo above 2500 FIDE, he will be awarded the Grandmaster title at the next FIDE Presidential Board in Antalya. It is curious that Nabaty earned three GM norms on Bulgarian soil (Albena, Plovdiv, Bansko).

IM Grigor Grigorov is another player bound to celebrate the event. He defeated GM Marijan Petrov and fulfilled the requirements for the Grandmaster title. His final standing was clear third, with 7 points. Sergey Strelnikov from Ukraine earned the IM norm with a total of 6 points.

Bansko r9 top boards

Round nine top boards – Avetik Grigoryan, Ivan Cheparinov and Vladimir Georgiev

Bansko Tamir Nabaty 2

Tamir Nabaty

Bansko Grigorov - Petrov

Grigor Grigorov and Marijan Petrov starting the game

Bansko Zaslavsky - Danielsen

IM Mikhail Zaslavsky and GM Henrik Danielsen

Round 9 top results:

GM Georgiev Vladimir - GM Grigoryan Avetik 0 – 1

IM Nabaty Tamir - GM Cheparinov Ivan ½ – ½

IM Arnaudov G Petar - GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios ½ – ½

GM Petrov Marijan - IM Grigorov Grigor 0 – 1

GM Danielsen Henrik - IM Zaslavsky Mikhail ½ – ½

GM Savchenko Boris - IM Berbatov Kiprian ½ – ½

IM Collas Silvia - GM Nikolaidis Ioannis ½ – ½

Korobkov Piotr - FM Aggelis Nikolaos 1 – 0

IM Perunovic Miodrag - IM Dobrev Nanko 0 – 1

WIM Videnova Iva - GM Georgiev Krum ½ – ½

IM Maksimovic Branimir - Malikentzos Sotirios ½ – ½

Sotirov Nikolaj - IM Ashwin Jayaram 0 – 1

Zygouris Hristos - Strelnikov Sergey 0 – 1

IM Dimitrov Radoslav - Yakimenko Alexander A 1 – 0

Final standings:

1 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2580 8

2 IM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2529 7.5

3 IM Grigorov Grigor BUL 2479 7

4 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2668 6.5

5 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2556 6.5

6 IM Dobrev Nanko BUL 2376 6.5

7 Korobkov Piotr UKR 2484 6.5

8 IM Arnaudov G Petar BUL 2468 6.5

9 GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2516 6.5

10 IM Zaslavsky Mikhail ISR 2424 6.5

11 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2632 6

12 GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2582 6

13 GM Petrov Marijan BUL 2534 6

14 GM Nikolaidis Ioannis GRE 2552 6

15 Strelnikov Sergey UKR 2419 6

16 IM Berbatov Kiprian BUL 2461 6

17 FM Kukov Velislav BUL 2355 6

18 IM Collas Silvia FRA 2300 6

19 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2420 6

20 IM Dimitrov Radoslav BUL 2410 6

21 FM Velchev Hristo BUL 2322 6

22 IM Maksimovic Branimir SRB 2421 5.5

23 GM Georgiev Krum BUL 2422 5.5

24 IM Perunovic Miodrag SRB 2465 5.5

25 Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2312 5.5

26 Galburd Yan ISR 2322 5.5

27 FM Fazulyanov Sergey RUS 2365 5.5

28 FM Pavlidis Anastasios GRE 2352 5.5

29 Dounis Alexandros GRE 2207 5.5

30 FM Aggelis Nikolaos GRE 2337 5.5

31 WIM Videnova Iva BUL 2269 5.5

32 NM Gochev Mladen BUL 2261 5.5

33 NM Dichev Nedelcho BUL 2142 5.5

34 Harokopakis Georgios GRE 1984 5.5

35 Kolev Vasil BUL 1991 5.5

36 Kanakaris Georgios GRE 2285 5

37 Hristodoulou Panagiotis GRE 2207 5

38 WIM Pavlidou Ekaterini GRE 2188 5

39 Zygouris Hristos GRE 2225 5

40 IM Collas Didier FRA 2420 5

41 Sotirov Nikolaj BUL 2109 5

42 WIM Nikolova Adriana BUL 2328 5

NM Ljangov Petar BUL 2090 5

44 IM Gvetadze Sopio GEO 2350 5

45 NM Tomov Georgi BUL 2286 5

46 Iskos Alexandros GRE 2080 5

47 Yakimenko Alexander A RUS 2194 5

48 Todorov Momchil BUL 2205 5

49 Angelov Zvetomir BUL 2126 5

50 Ivanov Bogidar BUL 2179 5

51 Krastev Kalin BUL 1848 5

52 Madzharov Anton BUL 0 5

53 GM Spasov Vasil BUL 2606 4.5

54 NM Kjurkchiiski Georgi BUL 2265 4.5

55 Grapsa Georgia GRE 2060 4.5

56 Stefanov Evtim BUL 1944 4.5

57 Stojanov Alexandar BUL 2148 4.5

58 Hristov Kaloyan BUL 1608 4.5

59 Pingov Krasen BUL 0 4.5

60 Dimitrov Aleksander Todorov BUL 0 4.5

61 NM Anev Asen BUL 2090 4.5

62 Bozilov Novica SRB 2030 4.5

63 Koroglou Viktor GRE 1907 4.5

64 Glavchev Stanislav BUL 2129 4

65 Petrov Vladimir Sergeev BUL 1778 4

66 Bozilov Dragan SRB 1915 4

67 Vasiliadis Theodoros GRE 1671 4

68 Petrov Martin BUL 1939 4

69 Rizov Borislav BUL 0 4

70 Georgiev Dimitar BUL 1873 4

71 Gachev Rumen BUL 0 4

72 Shivacheva Donika BUL 1690 4

73 Stefanov Emil BUL 1695 4

74 Chaushev Ibrahim BUL 0 4

75 Tabakova Elena BUL 0 4

76 Velikov Georgi BUL 1737 4

77 Simov Simo Tsanyov BUL 0 4

78 Charpidou Anna GRE 1686 4

79 Milonas Hrisovalantis GRE 0 4

80 Kolev Atanas Tonchev BUL 2049 3.5

81 Atanasova Elitsa BUL 1748 3.5

82 Gogov Kiril BUL 1520 3.5

83 Ganev Nikola BUL 1523 3.5

84 Hatzipanteli Theodora GRE 1579 3.5

85 Vasiliyadis Antoni BUL 0 3.5

86 Dichev Dragomir BUL 1613 3.5

87 Dodov Tsvetan Petrov BUL 0 3.5

88 Kioutsoukos Dimitrios GRE 1617 3.5

89 Antova Gabriela BUL 0 3.5

90 Miradzhev Aleksandar BUL 0 3.5

91 Dichev Kaloyan BUL 0 3.5

92 Mehandzhiev Boicho BUL 0 3

93 Stoyanov Yordan BUL 0 3

94 Kamenov Valentin BUL 1815 3

95 Sabotinov Ventsislav BUL 1647 3

96 Najdenova Jana BUL 1466 3

97 Kachakov Venelin BUL 0 3

98 Gavrilov Petar BUL 0 3

99 Dodov Petar BUL 0 3

100 Vasilev Georgi Y BUL 0 3

101 Vachkov Mladen Sandev BUL 0 3

102 Taskov Ivo BUL 1480 3

103 Pavlidis Pavlos GRE 1411 2.5

104 Petrov Anton BUL 0 2.5

105 Manchevski Daniel BUL 0 2.5

106 Petkova Nadezhda BUL 0 2

107 Nedyalkov Vladislav BUL 0 2

108 Strugov Kristian BUL 0 2

109 Petkova Lilia BUL 0 2

110 Osmanoglou Halil GRE 2184 1

111 IM Ninov Kiril BUL 2423 1

112 Belinski Ivo Ganchev BUL 0 1

113 Diviziev Jordan BUL 0 0

114 Panin Georgi BUL 0 0

115 Petrov Nikolay Petrov BUL 0 0

116 Stoyanov Kaloian BUL 0 0

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